Duration: 125 minutes
First Pasture Price: £17.49
Status: In Stock
One Farm, One Year shows the activities and the machinery used on a Suffolk farm during 2012. Loose Hall Farm Ltd runs to 3,600 acres on eight farms stretching over eight miles. The manager is Kevin Easey who for 48 years has worked the heavy clay soils in the heart of Suffolk. The main crops grown are winter wheat, winter and spring barley, oilseed rape and sugar beet. A few beef cattle are also kept.
This programme follows Kevin and his staff from January to August and includes the spring drilling of barley and beet, spraying for crop protection, fertilising, hoeing the young beet, mowing grass and baling. Battling against very wet conditions, Kevin combines the winter barley and rape and by mid-August is once again drilling rape.
During the entire year many ancillary activities are on view including truck loading, crop-drying, drilling maize for game cover, hedge-cutting, ditching and demonstrations of new machinery.
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